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Poster: roughyed85 Date: Sep 14, 2008 2:11pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: When all the distractions are removed.....

Ashes-you'll get through plenty of nights because you still want to pose these questions. Avoid organised religion. Good luck, bud.

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Poster: spacedface Date: Sep 14, 2008 2:43pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: When all the distractions are removed.....

Isn't organized the jewel of accumulated wisdom of human civilization? Seems like we should hold on to it at all costs.

I wouldn't swallow anything anyone gave me though (anymore).

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Poster: roughyed85 Date: Sep 14, 2008 3:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: When all the distractions are removed.....

Fair point -but who's doing the organising? A medieval pope? A 19th century "infallible" pope? Psychotic wife-murderer Henry VIII? Any Islamic fascist imam? That's why I dont trust the buggers.

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Poster: spacedface Date: Sep 14, 2008 3:29pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: When all the distractions are removed.....

You might try the prophets and saints, buddha and such.

For summaries, Huston Smith's "The Illustrated World's Religions: A Guide to Our Wisdom Traditions" is good for example and a better experience than his text-only books. His "Forgotten Truth" has an appendix on Stanislav Grof's experiments with LSD but isn't so specific on the religions.